Fabian Wosar Joins Me to Chat about Ransomware and Data Privacy

My guest for this episode is Fabian Wosar, CTO of Emsisoft. Emsisoft is a New Zealand-based maker of antimalware and endpoint security solutions that has established itself as a leader in the fight against ransomware.

This is a really awesome conversation–so much so that we got off topic very quickly and never really got back to it. I promise to have Fabian back again soon so we can delve more deeply into the battle against ransomware and Emsisoft’s role in that effort.

We digress pretty early into the realm of data privacy and end user license agreements (EULA) and the concept that nothing is really free. The basic premise is that if a company is offering you a product for “free”, it’s because you’re actually the product. The reason they’re able to offer you the product for free is that they are generally collecting demographic and usage data that can be sold to companies and leveraged for more targeted advertising or other similar efforts.

Fabian and I talk about the current state of data privacy and some of the challenges that consumers face. Individuals have to try and determine which companies to trust with their personal data in exchange for features and benefits that make life more convenient. We also discuss the fact that some relationships are not optional–like the data collected and stored by government agencies or credit bureau organizations, and the data privacy implications of that.

I encourage you to please ask questions and share your thoughts on the topic in the comments below. I appreciate your help to share the podcast and grow the audience. Also, please subscribe to the Inner Circle podcast through your favorite podcast platform, and share the podcast with your peers and friends.

If you enjoy the podcast, I would also be grateful if you could take 2 minutes to rate and review the podcast on iTunes, or wherever you listen.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Security – TechSpective authored by Tony Bradley. Read the original post at:

Tony Bradley

I have a passion for technology and gadgets--with a focus on Microsoft and security--and a desire to help others understand how technology can affect or improve their lives. I also love spending time with my wife, 7 kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 rabbits, 2 ferrets, pot-bellied pig and sulcata tortoise, and I like to think I enjoy reading and golf even though I never find time for either. You can contact me directly at [email protected] For more from me, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

tony-bradley has 157 posts and counting.See all posts by tony-bradley